Next morning we drove past several other campsites we could have used, and found the start of the Gott Creek road. We were initially confused as to the start of the road by the 1:50,000 map, which shows the Gott Creek road branching off immediately after the bridge, but in fact it is 1/2 km or so farther. We saw a beautiful blonde bear come out on the road for a while then off into the bush. (more bears later).
We drove up the main Gott Creek road, and then up the east fork to a parking spot about 5 km past the fork. There are no waterbars on the main road, and about 8 or 10 mild waterbars on the east branch. Only one waterbar required passengers to get out of the vehicle, a spot about 3 km from the fork, where the culvert has been recently torn out. We parked at the first fork in the road (see waypoints). The right fork which goes down and crosses the creek looks like it was more recently the main road, but it doesn't go to the right place. Therefore we walked uphill to the end of the left branch. From the end of the road, we skirted through trees a bit, then came back out in the open and hopped... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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